Worksop Town went out of the FA Cup after a 5-2 defeat to Evo-Stik Premier side Nantwich Town.

The home side took the lead through Aaron Francis before Connor Brunt struck to level the game before half time.

Nantwich then took a unassailable lead in the second half with a second goal from Aaron Francis, James Lawrie and Callum Saunders before Tomas Poole scored to make it 4-2.

Sub Steve Jones then blasted in a fifth for the Dabbers late on to put the game to bed.

Assistant Manager Rob Poulter was left disappointed at the final whistle claiming the side hadn’t done themselves justice, he said ‘We are disappointed to lose 5-2 but credit to Nantwich they are a good side at this level. As the lower league team we had to make sure we were bang at it and I’m not sure we were today, they’ve scored goals too easily today for me and we had to stop balls coming into the box. It was only really when the game was at 4-1 that we started doing that and relaxed a little. It’s disappointing, we’ve put faith in lads and maybe they’ve not justified our team selection and not done themselves justice but we’ve got to be realistic and remember where we are coming and who we were up against’.

We asked what Poulter learned about his players as a team and a set of people today, he said ‘We know we’ve got good people, that was one of our remits as a management team that we bring in good people as well as being good players of course. But today we just didn’t match them, we didn’t match their energy and gave them a bit of an easy ride. We have to remember though where we are currently and we said that to the lads afterwards that they are two leagues higher but I just felt we didn’t give the best account of ourselves today. Our lads just had to react to the game a bit better today, but maybe me and Craig have to do that as well but we felt that three in the middle and three up front we should be able to deal with what the opposition are bringing to the table, luckily we have a game on Tuesday where we will aim to put things right again’.

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